Friday, November 24, 2017

TCM Guest Programmer November 2017: Matthew Modine

It's that time of the month once again on TCM when we get a Guest Programmer; this time it's actor Matthew Modine. He sat down with Ben Mankiewicz to discuss four of his favorite films, and those films are running tonight. I'm mildly surprised that they scheduled the Guest Programmer for a holiday weekend, but Mondays through Wednesdays were already taken. Perhaps they could have done it on a Thursday earlier in the month. Anyhow, Modine's selections are:

The Dirty Dozen at 8:00 PM, in which Lee Marvin leads a group of reprobates on a suicide mission against a Nazi compound in France;
Cool Hand Luke at 10:45 PM, which sees Paul Newman eating 50 hard boiled eggs and George Kennedy ogling a girl washing a car;
Network overnight at 1:15 AM, Paddy Chayefsky's biting satire of a TV network that is a stand-in for [insert favorite channel you love to hate]; and
Grand Illusion at 3:30 AM, the story of a bunch of French POWs in a German camp in World War I.

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